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Bitcoin in the Middle East, explained

Bitcoin in the Middle East, explained | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
In a recent talk at the New Think Theatre in Amman, Fouad Jeryes, the cofounder of new payment service CashBasha, the Amman Tech Tuesdays event series,…
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UAE Banks Federation initiates Social Media Strategy - Zawya

UAE Banks Federation initiates Social Media Strategy - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
The UAE Banks Federation has launched a Facebook page and a Twitter account to support its growing communications programme.
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Female students are frequent users of social media - Zawya

Female students are frequent users of social media - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Social media platforms are a major craze with female students at the King Saud University (KSU) with about 95 percent of them admitting they were habitual users of YouTube, while Twitter and Facebook found favor with 88 percent and 46 percent of the
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Dubai Lynx entries reach all time high - Zawya

Dubai Lynx entries reach all time high - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
For a fourth year in a row the number of entries have steadily increased, with an overall growth in 2014 of 9% versus last year, across 15 entry categories: Film (192 entries),
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Media is government-controlled in the Arab World - Zawya

Media is government-controlled in the Arab World - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Media is government-controlled in the Arab World
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Social media shifts power of communication to people - Zawya

Social media shifts power of communication to people - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
With the rapid spread of social media, the power of communication is in the hands of the people, not governments, said speakers at the first day of the International Government Communication Forum yesterday.
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Immoral online behavior: 735 social media users netted - Zawya

Immoral online behavior: 735 social media users netted - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
The Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, commonly known as Haia, has tracked down 735 accounts in Saudi Arabia on various popular social networking sites including Twitter, Whoshere and Palringo for indulging in immoral
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MENA ad spending down $100M in 2013

MENA ad spending down $100M in 2013 | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Advertising expenditures in the region slightly decreased in 2013, with digital media making inroads into the market, according to a report in ArabAd Magazine.
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Middle East Online Advertising Market Research Report - WhaTech

Middle East Online Advertising Market Research Report - WhaTech | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Middle East online advertising market research report providing statistics on online ad spending on search, display, video, mobile, classifieds, social, lead generation and others
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MENA ad spending down USD100m in 2013 - Zawya

MENA ad spending down USD100m in 2013 - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Advertising expenditures in the region slightly decreased in 2013, with digital media making inroads into the market, according to a report in ArabAd Magazine.
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Saudi Arabia – 5 year jail term and $800,000 fine for abusive tweets

Saudi Arabia – 5 year jail term and $800,000 fine for abusive tweets | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Saudis could face a five-year jail term and up to $800,000 fines for sending offensive tweets
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Saudi Arabia to ban 41 online newspapers after deadline endsMedia - Zawya

Saudi Arabia to ban 41 online newspapers after deadline endsMedia - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia has decided to ban 41 online local newspapers after they failed to take measures to correct their position and comply with official regulations, an official at the ministry of culture and information was quoted on Monday as saying.
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First mobile mall launched in the MidEast

First mobile mall launched in the MidEast | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
SAMY is a smartphone app which is already popular in the US and Europe
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Abu Dhabi emerges as the leading television and film production hub - Zawya

Abu Dhabi emerges as the leading television and film production hub - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
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Social media can have a positive impact on PR - Zawya

Social media can have a positive impact on PR - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
A recent scientific study has revealed the dramatic impact of social media networking on public relations (PR) performance in the Kingdom's private sector.
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Shedding Preconceived Notions: The Influence of Technology in MENA - www.arabiangazette.com

Shedding Preconceived Notions: The Influence of Technology in MENA - www.arabiangazette.com | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Technological penetration in MENA has been quite extensive and all encompassing accounting for very positive trends
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MidEast Trends: Proactive Economic Growth Needed to Sustain Rising Population - www.arabiangazette.com

MidEast Trends: Proactive Economic Growth Needed to Sustain Rising Population - www.arabiangazette.com | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
MidEast Trends: Proactive Economic Growth Needed to Sustain Rising Population
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Ad spend spurs printing sector's growth - Zawya

Ad spend spurs printing sector's growth - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Sharjah, 24 February 2014: The regional printing industry is expecting a growth surge as it continues to attract majority of the nearly US$5 billion advertising spend, apart from a rise in investment in the run up to the World Expo 2020.
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YouTube’s Top 5 Most-Watched Ads in MENA – Jan 2014 | Think Marketing Magazine

YouTube’s Top 5 Most-Watched Ads in MENA – Jan 2014 | Think Marketing Magazine | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
the Advertising realm, January is almost synonymous with the Super Bowl season. Regardless of the relatively low Super Bowl viewership in the MENA region
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Facebook to gain more subscribers and expand its mobile services in the Middle East - Zawya

Facebook to gain more subscribers and expand its mobile services in the Middle East - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
WhatsApp is growing fast in the region due to the strong growth in mobile phone and smartphone penetration rates, industry experts told Gulf News on Thursday.
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Spending remains low on GCC digital advertising | The National

Spending remains low on GCC digital advertising | The National | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Yet the chances of a smartphone or tablet user 'clicking through' to an advertisers' website are far higher than in the US.
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There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for the rising E-commerce of GCC

There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for the rising E-commerce of GCC | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
As futuristic as it may once have sounded, having drones fly through the sky and deliver packaged groceries and other items to consumers’ doorsteps is...
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How top brand marketers are using Twitter

How top brand marketers are using Twitter | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Twitter’s 230 million monthly active users post over 500 million Tweets per day. This is the draw of the network known for its “real-time” action; a d...
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4 ways to use Twitter lists to develop your business

4 ways to use Twitter lists to develop your business | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
  Regionally, Twitter is the second popular social media site after Facebook with almost 4 million users in the Middle East last year, and tuned in entrepreneurs…
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New data proves Facebook's extensive reach in Morocco

New data proves Facebook's extensive reach in Morocco | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
For many in Morocco, it seems that Facebook is the most popular destination on the internet. A healthy 73% of the total population visited Facebook in November…
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